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by inperez
Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Measuring Student Achievement
Replies: 1
Views: 2719

Measuring Student Achievement

I have learned so many useful things that I think will help me understand ELL students. I believe that there were many useful methods. But, the one thing that I am still confused on is a vaild test that will measure the students achievement in an BE program. Is there really good one and if not why c...
by inperez
Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:45 am
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: English only instruction Vs Native language instruction
Replies: 4
Views: 3895

I agree with you on this. I believe that for them to be successful while learning English, the student needs to be able to be taught in their native language. I think doing so, we won't see a big achievement gap because they still will have learned the content at their appropriate grade level.
by inperez
Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Buddy System
Replies: 4
Views: 4885

I have also just learned of this approach and it sounds great. I think the best way students do learn is from one another and what better way then to have the partners learning from each other. I can see how this can help the students get away from their own and be open and understanding where each ...
by inperez
Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Will anyone really listen to one Voice?
Replies: 1
Views: 2616

Will anyone really listen to one Voice?

I always wonder how much one person can change the view of how people think of BE and ESl. I have heard that we can do has much we can around us and hopefully it will spread over time, but I wonder how long that would be? By the time we teach and make people knowledgeable of these programs the more ...
by inperez
Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Lack of Continuity
Replies: 3
Views: 3388

It is ashame that this does happen in our schools. People from high above do not take their time to see how these programs work and how they are helping our students. So, they change the BE programs to whatever they have heard MAY work. They try to change or cut these programs to save money and do n...
by inperez
Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: "It is easy to forget a language we choose not to speak
Replies: 2
Views: 2896

Well said, I have seen this too many times. Their language seems to be the only thing that they hold on to because they are pushed to be like others in our society. The language seems like a comfort blanket and the only thing that makes them feel themselves. English language is pushed strongly on th...
by inperez
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Special Education for ELLs
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Special Education for ELLs

I always wondered why is it so difficult or impossible to classify a student in bilingual education. I can remember my first year teaching that I had a student that couldn't read or write in either language. I was told that I was not allow to refer him to the Child Study Team. Over the next few year...
by inperez
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Do politicians know best?
Replies: 3
Views: 2398

I must agree with eslwendy, there isn't enough research to support or argue a point. I think we can do our best to just advocate within our classrooms and coworkers. Sometimes just one small step at a time can lead for a change in the future.